After reading the premise of A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams, my interest was piqued! Plus, it’s set in England and has creepy Ted Bundy vibes.
A quick synopsis: after her mother dies, a woman is shocked to find out her mother had been corresponding with a convicted serial killer her entire life. Meanwhile, it appears someone is stalking the English countryside, emulating that killer. But how can that be, if the Red Wolf is already in prison?
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A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams: My Thoughts
This story had a dark and eerie atmosphere, with a growing sense of dread. Obviously, the sign of a solid thriller! I also liked the little tie-ins with Grimm’s fairy tales. I enjoyed Heather and Nikki’s friendship, too – it was a good buffer for the darkness of the story.
While I’m not a serious true crime enthusiast, I still find it intriguing, and I can definitely see true crime fans really enjoying this one!
I did think some of the characters acted strangely at times, and the pacing was a little slow in the middle, but overall the characters were interesting and the plot drew me in! ?
Read if you like:
-books about secret communes
Rating: 3.75 (out of 5) stars
Release date: Jun 8, 2021
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